25 Nov 2008

Key to meet with Brown during London visit

10:05 pm on 25 November 2008

New Zealand Prime Minister John Key is to meet with British counterpart Gordon Brown on Tuesday during a visit to London.

Mr Key arrived in the British captial after the APEC meeting in Peru finished on Sunday.

Mr Key has a full day of engagements, beginning with a meeting with London Mayor Boris Johnson.

About midday local time, Mr Key will meet the Queen for about 30 minutes before heading to No 10 Downing Street for a meeting with Mr Brown.

He will also spend an hour with Conservative Party leader David Cameron.

During the day, Mr Key will attend a number of celebrations being held at a giant rugby ball erected near Tower Bridge to promote New Zealand hosting the 2011 Rugby World Cup.